Meet the staff of Bay Vision Care
Dr. Megan Sears
Dr. Megan Sears was born and raised in the North Bay area. She completed an Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo, where she went on to receive her Optometry Degree in 2010. After graduating, Dr. Sears spent 4 years in Southwestern Ontario before happily returning to the north to take over Dr. Myles Knight’s practice. Dr. Sears enjoys seeing patients of all ages. In her free time Dr. Sears enjoys spending as much time as possible outside with her husband and 2 daughters.
Dr. Angela Giddens
Dr. Angela Giddens was born and raised in the North Bay area. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science and Optometry Degree at the University of Waterloo in 2003. After graduating she practiced in North Bay and Alberta before settling back in North Bay in 2008. Dr. Giddens enjoys seeing patients of all ages. In her free time Dr. Giddens enjoys participating in triathlons, skiing and camping with her two kids.
Dr. Susan Wright Burke
Dr. Wright Burke was raised in the North Bay area. She graduated from The University of Waterloo in 1978 and moved home to start her practice. Dr. Burke enjoys seeing patients of all ages and has been happy to follow growing families over her years in practice. When she’s not in the office, Dr. Wright Burke enjoys spending time at the lake with her family.
Front Desk Staff
Niamh and Kathryn are the friendly voices you will most often hear on our phone. At Bay Vision Care we love both Niamh and Kathryn’s caring and friendly nature. They will both greet you with a smile when you enter our office.
Heather first started with Dr. Knight in 2005, and with over 20 years of experience we are lucky to have Heather as a valued member of our team. Heather has spent 15 years getting to know our patients, ask Heather what frame you purchased last time you were in and she could probably tell you!
We are happy to welcome Karen-Anne to our team. She comes to us with 18 years of experience as a licensed Optician. Karen-Anne has been a wonderful addition to our team with her always positive attitude, and her keen ability to find you that perfect pair of glasses.
Alyssa is a newly licensed optician, finishing her studies at Georgian College. She teaches patients how to wear contact lenses and ensures they fit properly, are comfortable and provide clear vision. She helps patients with frame selection and recommends the best possible lenses based on your individual needs.
Samantha is our newest student Optician, she is currently taking the Opticianry program through distance learning. She brings with her many years of valuable optical experience in a retail setting and knows all the current eyewear trends. Samantha provides quality service and care to everyone who comes into our optical.
We are excited to welcome Bree to our office. Bree has 4 years of valuable optical experience and is already in her second year of the Opticianry program. Bree has a calm and caring manner that puts patients at ease.
Jill and Melanie will do your pre-testing when you arrive in the office and additional testing as needed.
Jill comes to us with 11 years of experience working in a busy Ophthalmology clinic. Jill’s attention to detail and keen interest in our equipment make her an asset in our office.
Melanie has recently joined Bay Vision Care after completing her Medical Office Administrator Diploma, and we are lucky to have her. Melanie will put you at ease with her calm, patient and professional nature.
Franca started with Dr. Wright Burke more than 10 years ago, but already has 25 years of experience in this field. Franca has previously completed her Certified Optometric Assistant’s course, which has contributed to her extensive knowledge of all aspects of our office. Franca’s attention to detail, and warm and caring nature make her the perfect fit as our Office Manager.